By Janice Murasko
Last week in “Days of Our Nine Lives,” ARF cats celebrated Eva’s adoption and welcomed new cat Onyx.
Atlas: So, no dog to play with. How about this new cat Onyx?
Phil: She just might be ready to play. She has gotten used to the ARF House and is so friendly!
Atlas: Great to hear. I’ll give her a try. Maybe Cuddles would like to join us.
Harley: Good luck with getting Cuddles to play. She was adopted!
Onyx: Cuddles might be gone to her forever home, but I’m still here.
Atlas: Onyx, I’ll take playtime with you in a heartbeat! You’re so friendly and loving.
Onyx: Thank you, Atlas. I really like it here, but I imagine it isn’t quite as nice as a forever home.
Pepper: You’re right. A forever home is what we all wish for, but the ARF House and the ARF volunteers are so wonderful. It’s a great place to wait for that special person or family to find us.
Onyx: I am aware that many people give a pet as a gift, but I’m not so certain that is the best idea.
Don: I think you’re correct. I know the ARF workers want to meet the potential guardian before allowing a dog or cat to be adopted.
Onyx: Of course! It’s important that the new guardian makes a good, solid connection with the cat or dog.
Pepper: As we are hopeful that our adoptions will be for our lives.
Harley: And that it will be for our lifetimes.
Atlas: What happens if a guardian, sadly, passes. What would happen to that person’s dog or cat (or whatever!)?
Onyx: A responsible owner will make arrangements for pets before that ever happens. I would really like to move into a loving home if I were unfortunate enough to lose my person.
Be sure to keep up with the animal antics of “Days of our Nine Lives” each week. And please stop in to say hello to the entire adoptable cast at the ARF House, 26890 Highway 243. ARF is open Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and during the week by appointment. Please call 951-659-1122.
Creature Corner is sponsored by Sandi Mathers.